Obituary: Ceyon Adassa (Sterling) Reynolds
Ceyon Adassa (Sterling) Reynolds, a longtime resident of Montclair and a onetime postmaster in Jamaica, died on Oct. 8, 2022. She was 90.
Mrs. Reynolds was born in 1931 in Claremont Park, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, the first child of Maysie Sterling and Samuel Blake. She attended Pedro Plains Primary School.
She married her husband, Romney, in 1957, and they had four children, a daughter and three sons.
Mrs. Reynolds worked with the Postal Service of Jamaica for more than 25 years. She was one of the youngest Postal Service employees to advance to the position of postmaster.
She migrated to the United States in 1979 and settled in Montclair with her family. She worked at Merrimac Industries in West Caldwell for approximately 10 years before the company downsized and closed her department. She went to work at Chrill Care, of Verona, as a home health aide in the early to mid-’90s before retiring.
Mrs. Reynolds enjoyed farming, sewing, crocheting and quilting. She always kept a garden, where she would plant an assortment of herbs and vegetables. She crocheted doilies, hats and tablecloths for family and friends. She developed an interest in quilting in her later years and was able to make several intricate designs.
She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Montclair prior to also becoming a member of Church of the Epiphany, Orange (later renamed Church of the Epiphany and Christ Church) more than 20 years ago.
Mrs. Reynolds is survived by her daughter, Velora “Dawn”; sons, Michael (Lisa) and Donald “Dannie” (Sandra); daughter-in-law, Donna; grandchildren, Thomas (Amy), Makayla Reynolds Harrison (Joey), Danielle, Corey, Emma, Jordan, Ashley, Cassandra and Dalena; great-grandchildren, Sophia, Shayne, Shania, Aiden and Kaylee; sisters, Agnes Campbell, Doris Davis and Lillian Dinham; brother, Burnett Blake; step-sisters, Mary Vernon, Desline Brodie and Agnes Lewis; step-brothers, Desmond Brodie and William Hendricks, and nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by husband, Romney, and son, Isadore “Tom.”
Services were held at Church of the Epiphany and Christ Church on Oct. 15.
Arrangements were by Martin’s Home for Service.